I pledge to build an abundant future for myself and those around me.
Seek wealth, not money or status. Wealth is having assets that earn while I sleep. Money is how I transfer time and wealth. Status is my place in the social hierarchy. Gain financial freedom by owning equity or tokens, a piece of the business, not by renting out my time. Get rich by giving society what it wants but does not yet know how to get, at scale.
Embrace accountability and take business risks under my own name. Build a singular, public brand - Slava.
Learn to sell and build. Society will reward me with responsibility, equity, tokens, and leverage.
Be too busy to “do coffee" while still keeping an uncluttered calendar.
Work smart, not hard. Minimize interruptions with "do not disturb" mode. Set timers when possible.
Become the best in the world at what I do and keep redefining what I do until this is true. Build a reputation that makes other people do deals through me.
Set high standards and ironclad integrity. Apply specific knowledge, with leverage and I will get what I deserve.
Reading is faster than listening. Doing is faster than watching. Learn from the internet. The best teachers are on the Internet. The best books are on the Internet. The best peers are on the Internet.
Follow my interests and curiosities. Create and share my thoughts and my work with others. Write blogs, books, record videos, and podcasts. Establish a personal brand by writing and launching projects. Establish credibility as a crypto-focused writer, author, entrepreneur, founder.
Aim for a direct connection with a thousand true fans. A true fan is defined as a fan that will buy anything I produce. To make a living as a creative, craftsperson, photographer, musician, designer, author, animator, app maker, entrepreneur, or inventor, I need only thousands of true fans, not millions.
Meditate, exercise, and read daily. Habits define the man and the man defines the habits.
Explore, then exploit. Make many small investments before a few big bets. Build a community before building products. Launch many projects.
Tokenize my time. Use blockchain technologies to launch token-driven projects or decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs).
Use blockchains to create markets. Blockchains will replace networks with markets. Replace existing networks with blockchain-based market networks. Money is a network. A corporation is a network. Networks must be organized according to rules. Networks require rulers to enforce these rules against cheaters. Networks have "network effects" in which adding a new participant increases the value of the network. Networks create winner-take-all dynamics. Many networks are run by corporations. Examples of networks are social networks, search networks, and university networks. Blockchains give rise to market networks. Market networks are open and meritocratic. Give society what it wants and society will give me money. Give the network what it wants and the blockchains will give me coins. It's nonsensical to have a blockchain without a coin just like it's nonsensical to have a market without money.
Seek freedom to and freedom from. Meditate to be spiritually free. Read books to be mentally free. Travel the world to be location free. Get stronger to be physically free. Launch projects (startups or DAOs) and invest in assets (crypto coins, crypto tokens, stocks, or real estate) to be financially free.